Wednesday, August 31st, 2005
Daddy Dolls to Remember Deployed Dads
Daddy has just been deployed overseas. The kids miss him and cry. What to do? Hand the young-uns a Daddy Doll bearing the full-body photographic likeness of dad.
These dolls are the brainchild of two moms who are married to deployed marines. They wanted to make the separation easier for their children while "keeping their fathers close to their heart."
You snap a three megapixel photo of dad in his uniform and they turn it into a cuddly 12- or 18-inch cotton doll. For an extra fee you can have Dad’s backside appear on the reverse side.
The idea of my daughter hugging a doll that resembles me gives me the heebie-jeebies. But I can’t imagine what it’s like to have a parent leave for an extended period of time, let alone leaving to face danger.
The dolls can depict any far away loved one. A child can be seen hugging a grandma and grampa doll in the Daddy Doll photo gallery.